In 2010, the world met the United Nations Millennium Development Goals target on access to safe drinking-water, as measured by the proxy indicator of access to improved drinking-water sources, however, not enough has been done to improve access for the most vulnerable in developing countries of Southern Africa.
The Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) is the only drinking water and sanitation monitoring mechanism that provides information allowing comparison between countries. For the Sustainable Development Goals, the JMP uses its 25 years of experience, and focuses on potable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
Given the importance of safe drinking water and sanitation in Southern Africa to improve the human condition, the UN reports 91 percent of the global population now uses an “improved drinking water source” compared to 76 percent in 1990. Of the 2.6 billion people who have gained access to improved drinking water since 1990, 1.9 billion (73%) gained access to on-premises piped drinking water. Fifty-eight percent of the global population now has access to this type of drinking water service.
The SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) WASH goals aim to achieve universal coverage by 2030 will require a quadrupling of current rates of progress in safely managed drinking water, safely managed sanitation, and basic hygiene services.
Speak to our specialists if you want to be a part of a greater purpose in your community - your influence is built from your flaws, learnings and partnerships.